Dobell Exhibition Grant

Dobell Exhibition Grant (DEG)

The Dobell Exhibition Grant (DEG), supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation, offers $40,000 in funding to one regional NSW gallery per annum. The program aims to support high quality exhibitions that speak to a broad audience across NSW. To assist in expanding appreciation for the visual arts, these exhibitions should be supported by innovative public and education programs that creatively engage both artists and the community. Exhibitions supported previously include Lismore Regional Gallery, From Here to There: Australian art and walking and Newcastle Art Gallery for their exhibition SODEISHA: Connected to Australia.

Amount available: $40,000

Closing date: Wednesday 2 September 2020, 5.00pm

For more information please download the 2020 guidelines below

To apply please download the application form below, complete and upload with support material via the ‘Apply Now’ button.

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Please be advised that at this time these grant rounds will proceed as per the advertised dates  – any changes contingent on the current public health situation will be posted on M&G NSW website and via our social media.

In developing your application we encourage you to consider contingencies relating to the current public health situation and in keeping with your local government authority’s public health advice and travel advisories related to COVID-19. We strongly advise applicants to factor this guidance into the planning of their projects. Both Create NSW, and the Australia Council website have more information that may assist you in making these decisions and please refer to NSW Government, for up to date advice.

Applicants can contact M&G NSW to discuss their project prior to submitting an application. You can contact the following staff for advice on developing projects, writing grant applications, and budgeting:

Susan Wacher
Gallery Programs Coordinator

Rachel Arndt
Gallery Programs & Touring Exhibitions Manager

Olivia Welch
Gallery Programs & Touring Exhibitions Coordinator



Lee-Anne Hall, Director, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest discusses how the Dobell Exhibition grant assisted in realising their exhibition, Gravity (and Wonder).






The Dobell Exhibition Grant is supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and managed by Museums & Galleries of NSW.